40th Anniversary of The Enchanted Forest

Christmas kicked off in Greenwich this past weekend with the 40th anniversary of The Enchanted Forest presented by the Junior League of Greenwich.

The Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency was transformed into a Winter Wonderland. Nearly 100 exclusive trees were lit up and uniquely decorated by local florists, designers, retail establishments and individual contributors.

Another must-see in the Ballroom were the gingerbread houses, also uniquely decorated and feature an electric train that continually circles the exhibit. We can't forget all the fabulous holiday performances by Greenwich Dance Studio, Greenwich Chorale Society, Kids Rock U and many more.

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The Holiday Boutique is another big hit at the Enchanted Forest. This year more than 50 craft and specialty vendors were selling everything from fine jewelry and home decor to cashmere and children's gifts. And new to the EF this year was the Boutique Gift Wrapping Room.

The returning favorites include the Children's Giving Shop, Santa's Breakfast, Clara's Tea and photos with Santa himself.

The Enchanted Forest is the signature fundraiser for the Junior League of Greenwich and helps to support all of their projects, one of which is a public-private partnership with the Town of Greenwich to build a new outdoor community pool and revitalize Byram Park.

Thank you, Jr. League!

Learn more about the Junior League of Greenwich.

Writing and Photography by Pam Grunow...